Poll: Nearly 60 Percent of Americans Back Stay-At-Home Restrictions


Nearly 60% of Americans say they’re more concerned that loosening stay-at-home measures will cause more spread of coronavirus than they are about what impact restrictions might have on the US economy, according to a new poll.

The NBC News/WSJ survey finds that 58% of registered voters worry the country will be too quick to lift the restrictions, leading the virus to spread and to more fatalities. By comparison, there was another 32% who are more concerned that the country will take too much time to ease the restrictions, which will take a toll on the economy.

There appeared to be a partisan impact on the responses — with 77% of Democratic respondents and 57% of independents reporting they more concerned about the spread of the virus than the economy. Meanwhile, Republicans were more divided with 39% more worried about the pandemic and 48% reporting that their greatest concern was about the economy, the poll said.

Source: NBC News

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